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by Lotsaquestions
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2408
Views: 231595

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

I can only agree with your OH on his assessment, Judy, sighthounds can be a bit raptory! There was this greyhound giving her owner the runaround in the park one day (I knew both dog and owner) because the greyhound liked this Collie on a lead. He was chasing her to get her back, it wasn't working, t...
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: What she loves about them
Replies: 24
Views: 62

Re: What she loves about them

They sound lovely, maybe Merlin wouldn't mind a big sister... :roll:
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: What she loves about them
Replies: 24
Views: 62

Re: What she loves about them

You might also need to consider that lots of Spitz owners could answer 'oh no he doesn't bark much' but they tend to say that in relation to Spitz dogs they've owned. I know a Japanese Spitz owner who talks about how quiet her dog is... Thats only because she's always had Samoyeds. :lol: Ask what ot...
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: What she loves about them
Replies: 24
Views: 62

Re: What she loves about them

They supposedly bark only when they need to, but only an owner of them can really give you that answer. :lol: I would consider one myself but they are just too big for Merlin, concerned he'd get pushed around. Incidently Finnish Lapphunds were reindeer herders too! Its the reason they bark - so the ...
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: What she loves about them
Replies: 24
Views: 62

Re: What she loves about them

Lapphunds are smart so you can train them not to bark, but it isn't a guarentee they won't. I have a Spitz who in the house is fairly quiet, outside though he'll bark his way down the street just for kicks. He'll also bark at everything he thinks I need to see, even if its just a plastic bag. If you...
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: What she loves about them
Replies: 24
Views: 62

Re: What she loves about them

Eurasier! They supposedly only bark when they need to. Gorgeous dogs to boot.
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: What she loves about them
Replies: 24
Views: 62

Re: What she loves about them

Great with other dogs? Scrap the Chow Chow and Akita then for definate. Also scrap any Spitz if barking is an issue (except for the Eurasier - they still fit almost all of the criteria). If its just indifferent to strangers then most dogs would fall under this category outside of the Gundog group, i...
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: What she loves about them
Replies: 24
Views: 62

Re: What she loves about them

Rottweiler! I knew there was another one.

Hugely smart dogs, very easy to train, very loyal, large. They do look a bit scary though, and would need the same socialisation guidance as a GSD.
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: What she loves about them
Replies: 24
Views: 62

Re: What she loves about them

Lapphunds aren't super rare. Elbereth is an amazing kennels and the breeder will be happy to talk you through the breed itself. I am thinking of one myself so I have researched them quite a bit. Spitz dogs are pretty easy to find now they are 'in fashion' but sorting the good from the bad will be a ...
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Is it possible in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 60

Re: Is it possible in the UK?

I also love cookies! And also Collies :lol:
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: What she loves about them
Replies: 24
Views: 62

Re: What she loves about them

Alot of Spitz breeds would fit the bill, some more than others. Akita, for example, but from a temperament tested line. Chow Chows again can be indifferent to strangers, but again they would need to come from a good tempered line. I think Chow Chows are a bit hard to train though. Loads of guardian ...
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Is it possible in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 60

Re: Is it possible in the UK?

No problem, I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to breeds and go on lots of group walks / shows / am the annoying chatty person learning about their dogs while they frolic with mine. Normally people humour me a fair amount, and most are all too happy to talk about their bad points. :lol: I know you y...
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Is it possible in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 60

Re: Is it possible in the UK?

That's a shame, they look lovely.

What about the GSD is she attracted to? I bet there are other large breeds with similar characteristics who are healthier / a little less hard to bring up.
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Is it possible in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 60

Re: Is it possible in the UK?

I've met a gazillion Irish Setters, but never a Gorden. The Setters I've know have been puppies / teens (omg they are LIVELY!), adults (gorgeous, sweet tempered but still active), and oldies (food please then strokes). Lovely dogs, through and through, but they NEED their exercise and lots of it. No...
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Is it possible in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 60

Re: Is it possible in the UK?

Honestly the sloping back excuses sounds similar to the 'bulldogs have face folds to drip away the blood' excuse about their often full of infection face folds. If you look back at the historical pictures of working dogs before victorian eugenics got involved you'll see German Shepherds with straigh...